UK preschoolers can't speak, listen
Courier Mail - Alison Kershaw - January 3, 2011

A NEW study has revealed the continuous noise of modern life may be inhibiting the ability of young children to learn basic skills. The British research found...

Childcare operators caught short by new rule on children under two
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - January 3, 2011

MANY childcare centres have failed to prepare for the most significant reform to quality childcare in NSW in two decades even though the new standard has...

Counting the cost of child's play - fees set to increase
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - January 3, 2011

PARENTS are likely to face higher childcare fees to meet mandatory new staffing levels when centres reopen on January 10, but only an unlucky minority will...

Parental leave keeps women connected to workforce
The Australian - Jenny Macklin - January 01, 2011

The emotional bond you have with your newborn is something you can't imagine beforehand. For me, the thought of having to put my new baby into child care at a very early age...

Making the right childcare choice
Herald Sun - Kamahl Cogdon - December 22, 2010

Whether you're returning to work for the money or the stimulation, you want to make sure you get the right childcare centre, and the right carers who'll...

Childcare owner on assault charges
Sydney Morning Herald - December 21, 2010

The owner of a Sydney childcare centre charged with indecently assaulting a pre-school girl in his care is facing a fresh charge of assaulting a second girl...

Industry fears fee impact
The Canberra Times - Phillip Thomson - December 19, 2010

Private ACT child-care centre operators could be hit with a government fee of up to $10000 for every additional child they take on as part of reforms to the...

Watchdog to probe US ban of drop-side cots
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 17, 2010

AUSTRALIA will consider adopting a new US ban on drop-side cots. Fourteen types of cots have been recalled in Australia because of safety defects...

Experience now counts in childcare sector
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 17, 2010

Child Care Minister Kate Ellis said yesterday the sector could not afford to lose long-standing carers who lacked formal qualifications...

Childcare fees set to climb
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 16, 2010

CHILDCARE centres and preschools are raising fees as the industry struggles with slipping enrolments and higher standards. Parents will have to pay an...

Defamed ex-child care exec wins $150000
Sydney Morning Herald - Margaret Scheikowski - December 15, 2010

A former childcare executive whose name was blackened by an association trying to stifle competition has been awarded $150000 in defamation damages...

Government bans traditional cribs
Chicago Tribune (USA) - Patricia Callahan and Ellen Gabler - December 15, 2010

In an effort to eliminate hidden hazards that caused babies throughout the country to die in their cribs, the nation's top regulator of children's...

$150 a week extra on care
Adelaidenow - David Jean - December 14, 2010

FAMILIES are $150 out of pocket each week because their childcare centre doesn't qualify for rebates. Only the parents of children attending centres...

Parents praise flexibility of Government early learning program
ABC Online - December 10, 2010

Thousands of three- and four-year-olds have just graduated from the scheme which was rolled out in 140 private childcare centres earlier this year...

Sacking childcare centre cooks on Christmas Eve 'appalling'
ABC Online - Emma Pollard - December 9, 2010

The Liquor Hospitality Miscellaneous Union (LHMU) says it is appalling the company C&K has told 19 cooks in its community childcare centres they will lose their...